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Bosch Starter Repair
Here's a good link, well at least it is now, for disassembly cleaning and lubrication of a Bosch starter .

Started 05/03/16 at 14:55:06 by Bob_Roller
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Replacement Oil pressure Switch
Tridon TPS026
Triggers at 0.4bar, housing stated to be able to handle 15.0bar
12 X 1.5 thread pitch.
Price- Around $AU7.50
From the above you can guess that my 30 year old OEM pre...

Started 10/26/15 at 21:48:17 by Tony Smith
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Specs for a new 82 single caliper R65 brake line
This posting is on how to get a new brake line for the no longer available 82-85 single caliper USA R65 brake lines . Before ordering one like this you should measure your old one and add a little ext...

Started 07/06/14 at 19:50:10 by mqf (Ex Member)
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Fork disassembly for dual shock R65.
These Videos really helped me a lot when I had to open up my forks.
Its a complete disassembly video which will also explain each fork component, their function and proper reassembly sequence.<b...

Started 06/21/14 at 03:20:43 by Julio A.
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Airhead Relay Substitutes
From the Airheads Beemer Club Technical Information:

Started 12/19/11 at 18:54:36 by montmil
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Does my damper rod assembly seem odd to you?
OK, it was a long story which I will not get in to at the moment, but I had to replace the leaking fork seal to pass annual safety inspection this month in the R65LS.   I bought new seals and drain wa...

Started 06/17/13 at 22:27:33 by nhmaf
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WTB Accessory outlet
If anyone out there has a spare BMW accessory outlet they want to sell, let me know.  I should have taken the one I had bought for my R65 off before I sold the bike.  I have some nice Gerbings heated ...

Started 02/16/13 at 18:49:10 by SCJJR65
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By: nhmaf
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Re- Service bulletins for USA
We have discussed this site before on a previous thread. If you look at the URL for that site it starts with https meaning it's a secure s...

Started 11/16/12 at 11:36:02 by Barry
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By: nhmaf
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Vector odometer reset
Vector is made by the same company that makes the Vapors that some of you use.  The Vector lacks the tachometer feature.
A while back my Vector went over 10,000 miles and quit working.  At least ...

Started 02/05/13 at 14:12:58 by Ed Miller
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By: Justin B.
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Understanding Relays
Although the material is from an automotive training source, a relay won't know if it's in your car or motorcycle.
Browse the entire site. There's lots of useful information. Even some basic SAE ...

Started 01/08/13 at 17:36:40 by montmil
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Soda Blaster for Carbs
Here's a link to a technical article on soda blasting the grunge from carbs.  http://www.aircooledtech.com/tools-on-the-cheap/soda_blaster/
It's green and best of all, it's Cheap! Cool

Started 11/13/09 at 08:03:08 by Bengt_Phorqs
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Service bulletins for USA
Hello !
I've come across this site which has tons of BMW motorcycle service bulletins.
Enjoy !

Started 11/15/12 at 10:10:23 by georgesgiralt
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How to free a stuck clutch
When the motorcycle is unused for a period of time (which can range from a few weeks, to a winter), moisture can form on the clutch plate and friction plate which can cause the clutch to stick.  The s...

Started 09/18/12 at 12:47:03 by k_enn
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How to fix a fuel, gas, petrol cap explained!
If your 'gas' cap spins regardless of it being locked or not here is the technique I used to permanently fix the two halves together. This method does not require any external holes, screws, bolts or...

Started 09/15/12 at 21:59:25 by bruce launceston (Ex Member)
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Dual FIAMM Horn install with relay - 1982 R65LS
The attached PDF (with pictures) should give you all the info you need to properly install dual higher powered FIAMM horns (with suitable horn relay) on your R65.

Started 07/20/12 at 20:05:43 by nhmaf
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Clutch replacement and/or spline lube -gearbox out
Attached PDF file of how I did/do it for general reference.
Plus, a weblink to the "cheater" method (NOT removing the gearbox, just sliding it back a bit) I found on the web, for R65 or other air...

Started 06/13/12 at 20:38:03 by nhmaf
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By: montmil
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fork oil change
Do I have to remove the front brake reserve to remove the top bolt for the fork oil? thanks

Started 04/16/12 at 20:39:20 by peter407 (Ex Member)
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Available from any dealer - special order.  
01 41 9 798 291        1979-84 R45/R65/R65LS               $29.95  
01 51 9 798 511        R65-R80RT 85-on        NLA
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Started 05/03/07 at 22:40:04 by Rob Valdez 79 R65
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